11th Pilgrimage to Rome


About us

Each year, from 2012 onward, the representatives of the People “Summorum Pontificum” bring together in Rome faithful, priests and religious from all over the world. Their aim is that of being part of the new evangelization at the rhythm of the extraordinary form of the roman rite – i.e. the Latin and Gregorian Mass, celebrated according to the last edition of the Tridentine Missal published by Pope John XXIII.

During the three-day pilgrimage, its participants have the opportunity of witnessing the eternal youth of the traditional liturgy. Friday, the pilgrims gather in the Basilica of Santa Maria “ad Martyres” (Pantheon), where they assist at solemn Vespers. Saturday, after a time of Eucharistic adoration and a procession throughout the streets of the centre of Rome, a solemn Pontifical Mass is celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. The pilgrimage ends Sunday, feast of Christ the King, with a Mass celebrated in the church of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini by the prelate who accompanied the faithful during those days of devotion and prayer.

Schedule of the Pilgrimage

Ad Petri Sedem 2022

28 October 2022, 5h30 p.m.

Vespers, Basilica of Santa Maria “ad Martyres” (Pantheon)

29 October 2022, 9h30 a.m.

Adoration, Basilica of San Celso

29 October 2022, 10h30 a.m.

Departure of the Procession to St. Peter’s Basilica

29 October 2022, 11h30 a.m.

Mass at the altar of the Chair, celebrated

30 October 2022, 11h00 a.m.

Mass, church of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini



Dear friends,

Today we give the floor to our great friend Jean de Tauriers, President of Notre Dame de Chrétienté, the association that organizes the famous Pentecost pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres every year.

In Christo Rege,

Christian Marquant

President of the CISP

1 - Who are you?

We are a French association, Notre-Dame de Chrétienté, which has been organizing the pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres at Pentecost for the last 40 years. This association is based on three main axes: Tradition, Christendom and Mission. Tradition implies our attachment to the transmission of the Catholic faith in the difficult times that the Church is currently going through, in particular with respect to the exclusive use of the Tridentine rite. Our Lady of Christendom insists on the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ with its vocation to reign over souls and also over the societies (Christendom). Finally, Our Lady of Christendom is a missionary movement as demonstrated by the pilgrimage to Chartres (20,000 pilgrims in 2022) and all its other activities (formation, autumn university, spiritual retreat, pilgrimages, etc.) throughout the year.

2 – Why are you attached to the Traditional liturgy?

To preserve the Catholic faith and transmit it to our children and those around us. The traditional liturgy expresses in a perfect manner the truths of the Catholic faith. Cardinal Ratzinger summarized this position well when he wrote “I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is to a large extent due to the disintegration of the liturgy”.

3 – Why did you join the Coetus?

It is very important that Catholics attached to Tradition from all countries meet, get to know each other, share their views on the major current issues, and organize common events.

4 – How do you see the future?

Delicate in the short term, radiant in the longer term. In France, the situation of the Church is catastrophic (empty churches and seminaries, catechesis without substance, Catholic schools that are not very Catholic, etc.). Faced with such a disastrous situation, the Catholic families still practicing are now trying to organize themselves. Among the existing reactions, traditionalism obviously has an important place considering that it is equipped with the strength of the teaching of past centuries. All of this will take a few more years, but the traditional communities will find their place in the dioceses and in the Church. The fidelity and resistance of so many fervent and devoted Catholics, clerics and lay people, will thus find their just reward at last.



The previous pilgrimages

Every year since 2012, the pilgrimage “Populus Summorum Pontificum” goes ad Petri sedem in order to give testimony of the attachment that binds numerous faithful throughout the whole world to the traditional liturgy.


Pilgrimage 2021

Mons. Patrick Descourtieux
Ex President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

Pilgrimage 2020

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
President of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Former Archbishop of St. Louis (USA) and Bishop of La Crosse (EUA)

Pilgrimage 2019

Mons. Dominique Rey
Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon (France)

Pilgrimage 2018

Mons. Czelaw Kozon
Bishop of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Pilgrimage 2017

Mons. Guido Pozzo
Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
Archbishop titular of Bagnoregio

Pilgrimage 2016

Mons. Alexander Sample
Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (USA)

Pilgrimage 2015

Mons. Juan Rodolfo Laise
Former Bishop of San Luis (Argentina)

Pilgrimage 2014

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
Cardinal Patronus of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Former President of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop of St. Louis (USA) and Bishop of La Crosse (USA)

Pilgrimage 2013

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos
President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

Pilgrimage 2012

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera
Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Contact us

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Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum

The Pilgrimage “Populus Summorum Pontificum” is fruit of the work of the Coetus Internationalis, which includes 12 associations working together to ensure that everything goes well during the Roman pilgrimage.

The Coetus is open to all associations that may wish to contribute to the promotion and the development of this initiative.


Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce

Felipe Alanis Suarez

CNSP - Coordinamento Nazionale del Summorum Pontificum

Marco Sgroï

Notre-Dame de Chrétienté

Jean de Tauriers

Latin Mass Society

Joseph Shaw

Pro Missa Tridentina

Monika Rheinschmitt

Orémus - Paix Liturgique

Christian Marquant

Una Voce España

Juan Manuel Rodriguez Gonzalez-Cordero

Una Voce Italia

Fabio Marino

Una Voce France

Patrick Banken

Senza Pagare

Joao Silveira


Father Gabriel Diaz

Nuesta Señora de la Cristiandad

Diana Catalán

Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem

Bertalan Kiss

Ecclesiastical Council

Since the General Assembly of 2020, the Ecclesiastical Council is chaired by Rev. Father Claude Barthe, who is assisted by 5 assistant priests.


Father Claude Barthe
Chaplain of the Pilgrimage “Summorum Pontificum”

Father Giorgio Lenzi, IBP
Institute of the Good Shepherd

Father William Barker, FSSP
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Canon Marco Cuneo
Rector of the Shrines of San Bartolomeo al Mare and of Nostra Signora della Rovere, Diocese of Albenga

Canon Antoine Landais, ICKSP
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Father Nuno Castello-Branco Bastos
Diocesan priest

Help us !

You may help us with your prayers.

?You may help us taking part in the promotion or the organization of the pilgrimage. See the page “contact us”.

You may help us contributing to the pilgrimage’s organization expenses (expenses with the trip and lodging of the celebrants, choirs, etc.) by means of a donation to our CISP account or our Paypal account.

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